Relau House – A Sino-Venetian Bungalow That Still Exudes Pride of Its Time and Place
By Wong Yee Tuan
May 2019LEST WE FORGET
Relau, once an agricultural area in the south-western district of Penang Island, is today a large modern residential estate. Vestiges of its past linger on though, most notably in the almost century-old Relau House. This was built by Chung Thye Phin (鄭大平), a tin mining and planting tycoon.While lack of care and maintenance has left the manor in a dilapidated state, the structural remnants reveal the signs of the original beauty and grandeur of the house, which once stood imposingly...
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